HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Ecuador says WikiLeaks' A...

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:51 PM

Ecuador says WikiLeaks' Assange suffering lung problems

Source: Reuters

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is suffering from a chronic lung ailment that could worsen at any time and is being checked regularly by doctors, the Andean country's ambassador to Britain said on Wednesday.

Assange, 41, whose website angered the United States by releasing thousands of secret diplomatic cables, has been holed up inside Ecuador's embassy in London since June to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over rape and sexual assault allegations. Assange has denied any wrongdoing.

"He has a chronic lung complaint that could get worse any time. The Ecuadorean state is covering Mr Assange's medical costs and we have arranged for regular doctor visits to check on his health," Ambassador Ana Alban told a local TV network during a visit to Quito.

British authorities say Assange will be arrested if he sets foot outside the embassy. The building, located just behind London's famed Harrods department store, is under constant police surveillance.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/ecuador-says-wikileaks-assange-suffering-lung-problems-194820647.html

11 replies, 2027 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 11 replies Author Time Post
Reply Ecuador says WikiLeaks' Assange suffering lung problems (Original post)
Zorro Nov 2012 OP
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #1
Zorro Nov 2012 #2
randome Nov 2012 #3
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #9
msanthrope Nov 2012 #4
SidDithers Nov 2012 #8
wildbilln864 Nov 2012 #5
snot Nov 2012 #7
rachel1 Nov 2012 #6
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #10
randome Nov 2012 #11

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:54 PM

1. Ecuadorean Ambassador: Assange Has Lung Infection

QUITO, Ecuador November 29, 2012 (AP)

Ecuador's ambassador to Britain says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has developed a chronic lung infection and requires constant medical attention at his refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.

Ambassador Ana Alban made the comment to reporters in the Ecuadorean capital of Quito on Wednesday without offering further details ...

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/ecuadorean-ambassador-assange-lung-infection-17831328

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to struggle4progress (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:03 PM

2. I suspect Correa is angling for another confrontation with the British

It plays well for him in the run-up to the upcoming election.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:18 PM

3. "Cough, Julian, cough!"

Khuh-ack!

"See?"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to randome (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:54 PM

9. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is NOT sick says Ecuador embassy after claims by ambassador that

he was suffering from chronic lung condition

... The ambassador told El Ciudadano, an Ecuadorian government newspaper, that she intends to appeal to the Home Office for Mr Assange to be granted safe passage to medical services following his illness, as he requires constant medical attention.

A spokesman for the Ecuadorian government said: 'In reference to reported comments of ambassador Ana Alban, Julian Assange does not have an urgent medical condition ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2240362/Wikileaks-founder-Julian-Assange-NOT-sick-says-Ecuador-embassy.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:00 PM

4. Sweden has excellent healthcare. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to msanthrope (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:41 AM

8. +1...nt

Sid

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:27 PM

5. why am I reminded of Alexander Litvinenko??? nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wildbilln864 (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:51 AM

7. +100

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:29 PM

6. I wish him a speedy recovery

and I hope that his illness will be investigated to ensure that he wasn't harmed by those who seek to silence him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rachel1 (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:55 PM

10. WikiLeaks' Assange downplays health concerns

By Alessandra Prentice
LONDON | Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:41pm EST

(Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in London's Ecuadorian embassy for nearly six months, played down concerns about his health on Thursday, saying he enjoyed being at the centre of the legal and diplomatic storm ...

Dressed in a dark suit and white shirt fastened with silver-colored cufflinks in the shape of a 'W' and an 'L', Assange showed no outward sign of health problems.

"The confinement, the circumstances are obviously difficult," was all Assange would say when questioned about his health by Reuters.

"I rather enjoy being swept away in the storm of it all. You only live once so it's important that we do something that is meaningful with our time," he said ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/29/us-wikileaks-assange-health-idUSBRE8AS14120121129

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to struggle4progress (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:27 PM

11. I'm sure that's true: he really DOES enjoy being the center of attention.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread